area cultivated-world record set by Challengertractor
[Oct 16] TIMISOARA, Romania--By cultivating an area the size of
a football pitch every two minutes, the world's biggest tractor,
a 570-horsepower, AGCO Challenger MT875B has set a world record.
In 24 hours it cultivated a massive 644 hectares, or
780 football pitches, working with a set of 14m-wide Gregoire Besson
By cultivating an area the size of a football field every two minutes,
the world’s biggest tractor – a 570hp, AGCO Challenger MT875B has
set a new world record.
The world record was established near Timisoara,
Romania, with operator Benoit Verdin driving the tractor for the
entire 24-hour period.
The discs were set to a minimum depth of 10cm in medium
to heavy clay loam soil. In 24 hours the machines covered an area
6.4 kilometres by 1 kilometre, which is the equivalent to a 155mm-wide
strip passing around the equator.
it achieved this at a remarkably low fuel consumption ofjust 4.42
litres/ha - four soft drink bottles of fuel!This proves the MT875B
rubber tracked tractor and 14m wide GregoireBesson XXL discs are
the ideal seedbed preparation solution forlarge-scale agribusiness
This world-beating output and efficiency demonstrates
how using thelatest technology, agri-businesses across the globe
can cutproduction costs.
For example, the Challenger MT875B Auto-Guideautomatic
steering system allowed the tractor to work at forwardspeeds of
up to 20km, day and night and 'see' through high dustlevels.
This not only relieves the stress on the driver, it
alsoeliminates over- or under-lapping by accurately steering the
tractorin precise straight lines parallel to the previous pass